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The Superfast ferry from Rosyth to Zeebrugge has been rated one of the best North Sea ferry services by leading consumer magazine, Holiday Which?

In its Winter 2004 edition the magazine inspected 14 new or refurbished ferries that have been introduced to the UK’s ferry fleet since Spring 2000.

Superfast Ferries, Scotland’s only direct service to the European continent, was rated “best” overall and “best” in the categories for cabins, bars and lounges.

The article said:

“Our inspection shows that Superfast has certainly gone in with serious intentions; its two ferries Superfast IX and X are among the best currently operating on routes from the UK.

“The twin Superfast ferries differ only in details of décor. Modern and imaginative interiors make liberal use of wood, marble and funky colours. There is a convivial family ambiance in classy bars and lounges, impressive food whether you chose to eat a la carte or from the buffet, and good standards of service. Cabins are stylish. Lucky Scots!”

The Holiday Which? report focused on continental crossings with a duration of at least four hours, where standards of comfort and service are most important. Superfast Ferries was highlighted in the article as being one of the smartest ships thanks to its additional facilities which include a Jacuzzi and sauna.

The report also stated that the service from Rosyth saves Scottish travellers time and inconvenience as they no longer have to travel to England for a ferry route to continental Europe.

Yannis Criticos, Director, Superfast Ferries said:

“We are delighted by this endorsement of our service by Which? published by the UK’s consumer association, the largest consumer association in Europe with over 700,000 members.

Notes to Editors

  • Superfast Ferries S.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the major Athens-listed Attica Enterprises S.A. and operates a fleet of nine ultra-modern Superfast ferries on international routes in the Adriatic Sea between Italy and Greece, in the Baltic Sea between Germany and Finland and since May, 2002, in the North Sea between Scotland and Belgium.

  • Superfast IX and Superfast X each can accommodate 717 passengers and can carry simultaneously over 110 private vehicles and 110 large trucks, covering the distance in 17½ hours at a service speed of up to 30 knots. Public spaces include an la carte and Buffet Restaurants, Bars, a panoramic live music Disco Lounge, Casino, Video Games Room, a Havana Club Lounge, Card Room, Sauna, Whirlpool and Massage Areas, Shops and Boutiques, Conference Rooms and Business Centre, Children’s Playroom, Satellite Television and Internet facilities.

  • In a survey carried out by VisitScotland among visitors to Scotland using Superfast Ferries conducted in May - June 2003 in the Rosyth Terminal area, the main findings revealed that as a result of the new direct Superfast Ferries link:

    • Average stay in Scotland 10.5 nights;

    • Average spending in Scotland GBP 624, up 5% from the same period last year;

    • 42% of visitors had never been to Scotland before;

    • 78% said they will go back to Scotland again within 3 years;

    • 91% of those asked will use the ferry again.

    • Service contributed over GBP 150,000 per day to Scottish Tourism.

  • For more information on timetables, prices and how to book, please visit or ring Superfast Ferries Scotland on 0870 234 0870 and 0870 234 2211

  • For press inquiries please contact: Mr. Martin Osler, tel: 0141 243 5606/ 07739 185522,

  • Superfast Ferries:

  • Mrs. Marilia Katras, tel: +30 210 8919500,

Voula, Greece, 19th January, 2004